It's in the old Mizbah space, on Santa Monica 2 blocks or so east of the 405.
They've cleaned it up from when it was Mizbah, with new paint and some dark wood. While Mizbah didn't look dirty, this somehow looks much cleaner and more modern.
The Ghormeh Sabzi will bring me back again. It's a dark green, almost black stew with a deep, rich flavor, almost like tobacco (although there's no tobacco in it). It's made with leeks, green onion, parsley, fenugreek and kidney beans. It comes with chunks of veal, but you can tell them you want it vegetarian and they'll exclude the meat.
It's delicious spooned over the accompanying Basmati rice.
Doogh is a drink consisting of yogurt, water, spices such as mint, and meat. Yes meat. I had to try it just because I've never had a meat drink before. It was tangy from the yogurt, spicy (but not hot spicy) and minty, and with more body than a tahn or lassi. I'll order this again, too.
Overall it was a nice filling lunch for about $15. They also have lunch specials in the $8-10 range. Free valet parking.
11033 Santa Monica Blvd. (east of Sepulveda)
West Los Angeles
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